Sunday, June 13, 2010

Black-eyed Pea and Quinoa Croquettes with Mushroom Sauce

I made the black-eyed pea and quinoa croquettes with mushroom sauce from Vegan with a Vengeance.

OK, so I was hungry and forgot to snap a photo of my plate before I ate which if you'll use your imagination was really pretty with the croquettes and a side of bright green garlicky kale. So here's a photo of the two we were too full to eat. They kind of look like the mini mashed potato Devil's Towers from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, but whatever, they were DELICIOUS. Also in my rush to get food out before tonight's premiere of True Blood, I totally forgot to add the nooch and soymilk to the sauce. What I did do was add a little liquid smoke and kombu when I cooked the black eyed peas. Black eyed peas have a lot of flavor for a bean. I should cook them more often. For dessert I whipped up some strawberries with cream cheese topping and fig balsamic vinegar. The cream cheese topping is powdered sugar mixed into some tofutti cream cheese, so it's kind of like a cheater cheesecake. The fig balsamic vinegar is just awesome. I usually choose one or the other to top berries, but both seemed like a pretty good idea, too. Yum.

5 comments:

livinginalocalzone said...

I love that they are in towers - I've only ever done croquettes in patty form :-)

Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

The towers look great ... and the strawberries, yum!

jessy said...

black-eyed peas are some of my favorites - and they do pack a lot of flavor for a bean. i think that's why i love 'em so much. never tried the croquettes or mushroom sauce, and now i'm gonna have to. this is one rock'n dish that i bet dan and i will really enjoy. i think it looks damn delicious!

also delicious - your strawberries with the fig balsamic vinegar. sooooo so so goooooood! yum!

Mihl said...

Those croquettes look like a piece of art!

x-miller said...

I love being your guinea pig and was so glad to be part of this particular experiment. They were magical and delicious!!! feel free to cook for me anytime!